Proba-V opens its eyes17 May 2013
Proba-V opens its eyes17 May 2013 Earth watcher Proba-V is in good health following its launch last week. The Vegetation imager has been switched on and the first image has been captured over western France.
GMES and data, like geese and golden eggs08 May 2013
GMES and data, like geese and golden eggs08 May 2013 A recent study brings forward the idea that data from the upcoming Sentinel series of satellites should be regarded as Public Sector Information, increasing their value for money.
International effort helps users get ready for Sentinel-107 May 2013 Those who need satellite data for a wide range of applications, from mapping sea ice and tracking maritime traffic to monitoring geohazards over land, are eagerly awaiting the launch of Sentinel-1. ESA is helping users get ahead of the game by offer...
Meet the Proba-V team: Jean-Paul Malingreau, chair of the Vegetation International Users Committee 02 May 2013 Jean-Paul Malingreau has played a significant role in the Proba-V saga. He is the long-running chair of the Vegetation International Users Committee (IUC), the organisation that first raised the idea of extending Vegetation observation from the instru...
World’s major development banks look closer at Earth observation30 April 2013 International development banks often invest in regions where projects can be difficult to monitor and evaluate. Earth-observing satellites are proving to be important tools for the development sector.
Taking two bites at ocean salinity 22 April 2013
Taking two bites at ocean salinity 22 April 2013 The saltiness of the oceans is being closely monitored from space by both ESA’s SMOS and NASA’s Aquarius missions, but in slightly different ways. By joining forces, researchers are exploiting these complementary missions to benefit climate science...